February 13, 2007

Mullin is one of 14 finalists up for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame named former player and current Warriors Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Chris Mullin as a finalist for election to the Hall of Fame Class of 2007. Mullin, joins a list of 14 others including: Phil Jackson, Dick Vitale, Adrian Dantley, Richie Guerin, Roy Williams, Eddie Sutton, Bobby Hurley Sr., Bill Davidson, Mendy Randolph, Mirko Novosel Pedro Ferrandiz, Van Chancellor and Harley Redin, each of whom were selected by one of the four screening committees.

Mullin’s professional career spanned 16 seasons with the Golden State Warriors and Indiana Pacers. He was a five-time NBA All-Star and a five-time member of the All-NBA team. During those five seasons, Mullin averaged 25-or- more points per game, joining Wilt Chamberlain as the only two players in Warriors franchise history and one of just 16 players in NBA history to average at least 25-plus points for five consecutive seasons. He’s the Warriors all-time franchise leader in steals and near the top of numerous other all-time career leading categories.

Prior to the NBA, Mullin was a two time All-American and three-time Big East Conference Player of the Year at St. Johns. He’s the only player in Big East conference history to earn player of the year honors three times. As a senior in 1985, he won of the John R. Wooden Award as the nation’s top college player and helped lead his team to the 1985 Final Four.

Additionally, Chris was a member of the gold-medal winning USA basketball Dream Team at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, averaging 12.9 points in eight games. He also won a gold medal as a college player at the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. Mullin is just one of 12 players to win a pair of gold medals in Olympic Basketball competition.

As a high school senior, Mullin led Xaverian High School to the New York State Class A State Championship, averaging a New York State Tournament of Champions record 33 points. He was named a McDonald’s and Parade Magazine All-American and voted Mr. Basketball of the state of New York.

All Finalists names will be placed on the official 2007 election ballot and forwarded to a 24 member Honors Committee, with a Finalist needing a minimum of 18 of 24 votes from that committee to be elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Class of 2007 will be announced at the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta, Georgia on Monday, April 2nd, with Enshrinement Ceremonies to be held at the Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts September 6-8.